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Jess Gillam with... Segun Akinola

Doctor Who composer Segun is in the hot seat with tracks by Holst and Snarky Puppy.

Doctor Who composer Segun Akinola is in the hot seat, kicking off with the track that awoke his lifelong passion for music. Also in this ep: Jess and Segun talk “dad music”, breaking down barriers in genre and why Live and Let Die is the funnest Bond theme song of all time.

This Classical Life is a show and podcast from BBC Radio 3. Every episode, saxophonist Jess Gillam is joined by a special guest to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles and genres.

Tracklist:
Gustav Holst: Mars, the Bringer of War from The Planets
Spiritualized: Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F major (2nd mvt)
Snarky Puppy: Shofukan
Cristóbal de Morales/The Hilliard Ensemble/Jan Garbarek: Parce mihi Domine
John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Wings: Live And Let Die
Igor Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (finale)

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29 minutes

Music Played

  • Darius Milhaud

    Scaramouche - suite, arr. for saxophone/clarinet & orch.....: Brazileira

    Performer: Jess Gillam. Performer: Andee Birkett. Performer: Zeynep Ozsuca-Rattle. Ensemble: Tippett Quartet.
    • Decca Classics.
  • Segun Akinola

    Sonic Screwdriver

    Performer: Segun Akinola.
  • Gustav Holst

    Mars, the Bringer of War (The Planets, Op 32)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Spiritualized

    Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space (A Cappella)

  • Maurice Ravel

    String Quartet in F major (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Quatuor Ébène.
    • Ravel, Debussy & Fauré String Quartets.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 2.
  • Snarky Puppy

    Shofukan

  • Cristóbal de Morales

    Parce mihi Domine

    Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble. Performer: Jan Garbarek.
  • John Adams

    Short Ride in a Fast Machine

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
  • Wings

    Live And Let Die

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Firebird Suite - Finale

    Orchestra: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.

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